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Peleg - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 25
Gots: 25 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of an oak aged Old Ale.

Peleg Hill Jr. (1757-1831) was our great, great, great, great grandfather and one of Greensboro’s original inhabitants. In his honor, we crafted this old ale and reserved it with our resident microflora in third-fill bourbon barrels from some of our favorite distilleries. For over 18 months, it was allowed to leisurely develop its complex, unique flavors and express both the character of its environs and its history.

This inaugural batch of Peleg was brewed with our Danish friends Rune and Per Olaf from Bryggeriet Djævlebryg and Anders Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Brewing.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 06-25-2014)
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

cfrances33, Jul 24, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead taster tulip.

A~ murky redish brown with a light tan head and foam coating the glass.

S~ total tartness right up front! dark fruit, tart cherries, brown sugar and a hint of vanilla. hmmm....!

T~ definitely not what i was expecting! first things first, its sour... which by description it should be but kinda strange for the style. you can totally tell its an HF brew haha. still not a bad thing though! the dark fruits come in hard after the initial tartness, tart cherries, dates, and a little fig. all followed by some sour caramel/molasses on the back end which i assume is from the bourbon barrels. extremely interesting!

M~ a little too carbonated for the style. could just be the bottle but it gushed hard! haha very smooth though and leaves a sticky caramel feel in your mouth.

O~ old ale? i'd call it a flanders brown haha. its only any old ale because well... its old lol going senile in those bourbon barrels for far too long haha. aside from Ann this is one of the most interesting brews they have put out for sure. probably just because it wasn't what i was expecting but hell i don't think anyone is expecting what this has to offer. a very solid brew! lets just say HF's resident microflora really took over!

Skrip, Jul 22, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown body. Huge khaki head. Thick collar. The bottle gushed when I opened it.

Smell - Smells of bourbon and lots of brett. Aggressively bretted. Caramel.

Taste - Barrel isn't as strong. Brett is stronger. Earthy and red winey. Some tartness and dark fruit flavors. Oak and bourbon come out in the back. Dry and not very sweet at all.

Mouthfeel - HIghly carbonated. Boozy. Medium body.

Overall - It doesn't smack of an unintended infection, but it's much more controlled. The tartness works pretty well and keeps it a very interesting beer.

Alieniloquium, Oct 07, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%

A-Black in the glass but a clear ruby when pouring, one finger head that doesn't last long.

S-Cherries, oak, bourbon, caramel, dark fruits.

T-Starts off a tad too sweet with cherries and dark fruits. Caramel is there and the finish is the barrel character. The brett sneaks into the finish but does not add much tartness

M-Medium bodied, a tad watery though.

O-An interesting take on the style, not one of HF's better beers but yummy none the less.

rlee1390, Oct 09, 2014
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Peleg from Hill Farmstead Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.